Mission, Goals and Objectives

Mission of the Kent School of Social Work

BSW Program Mission
The Kent School of Social Work seeks to prepare well-qualified generalist social workers who practice from a strong professional value base to serve the mission of the University.  Our graduates promote social justice through their practices with diverse client systems.  Kent School is committed to knowledge development that informs social work practice, recognizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to solve complex social problems.

MSSW Program Mission

The Kent School of Social Work seeks to prepare well-qualified advanced-level social workers who practice from a strong professional value base to serve the mission of the University.  Our graduates promote social justice through their practices by applying higher order critical thinking skills using best evidence available to facilitate change in the diverse client systems they serve. Kent School is committed to knowledge development that informs social work practice, recognizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to solve complex social problems.

Goals of the Kent School of Social Work

Program Goals

Goal I (BSW Curriculum): To ensure that graduates will be prepared at the undergraduate level to practice social work that is framed by a generalist practice base, and an ability to understand social problems at multiple levels.

Goal I (MSSW Curriculum): To prepare graduates of the MSSW program to engage in evidence based social work practice framed by a generalist social work base, utilizing the intellectual standards of critical thought to assess and improve their practice (and develop intellectual traits of critical thinking).

Goal Il (Relationship with the community): To build collaboration and partnerships for community building and problem solving.

Goal lll (Knowledge development):
To contribute to the development of new social work knowledge through scholarship and research.